Rotary Celebrates 100 Year's of Rotary in Cheltenham during 2021/2022
Thu 1st July 2021 at 12.00 am - Thu 30th June 2022 - 11.00 pm
The four Rotary Clubs of Cheltenham are celebrating 100 year's of Rotary in Cheltenham during the Rotary year 1/7/2021 to 30/6/2022. See "Details" for information on the proposed events.
ROTARY CENTENARY COMMITTEE
To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Cheltenham all four Clubs have collaborated to engage in a number of projects as follows:
"Tree Planting Project"
This project has been developed with support from Local Businesses. Friends and Members.
Locations for all the trees have been identified following discussions with Cheltenham Borough Council, Cheltenham Borough Homes and Gloucestershire County Council. Planting will commence on Saturday 24th October, with the first trees being planted in Montpellier. Schoolchildren will be invited to take part in the Project.
The first stage of the project is to plant fifty trees in Autumn 2020 and the remainder in Autumn 2021.
Project Manager and Landscape Consultant, Sue Jenkins said ‘We are grateful for the generous support and enthusiasm shown by the local Community wanting to provide a lasting environmental legacy for the town. During the pandemic residents have seen the importance of the public green spaces for informal recreation. Trees enclosing these spaces provide shelter and shade as well as dramatically increasing biodiversity and habitat for small birds.
Rotary clubs have worked for decades to eradicate the epidemic Polio, from the World, by funding and participating in vaccination programmes. To highlight this work, the first trees will be planted on End Polio Day, with symbolic purple crocuses planted around the base of trees.
Updates on the progress of the project can be found within the Home Page Featured item for Centenary Trees.
All Pictures taken for the "Trees Project" can be viewed within Photo Galleries that can be found at the top of this website Home page under "What we Do"
"A Mile of Coins"
This fund-raising event was previously held in Montpelier Gardens in September 2013. It is hoped to repeat this event but this is subject to the Coronavirus situation and being able to establish a suitable date for the event.
A brochure will be produced describing the achievements of the Cheltenham Rotary Clubs both locally and Internationally. Progress is being made with relevant information being obtained from the four clubs.
A Dinner with Partners will be held on Friday 5th November 2021 at the Imjin Barracks Gloucester to celebrate Rotary in Cheltenham. Details are under discussion and will be advised when finalised.
Meetings of the committee are held on a regular basis and information on all projects will be added when more information is available.